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Artists

Our audio equipment has been designed to meet the needs of musicians and sound professionals. And that's why so many performers, sound engineers and music schools have taken the decision to use our products every day. They have embraced the Prodipe philosophy and signed up to the Prodipe adventure. 

  • Adam Falkner


    Drummer

    Drummer and band member of Babyshambles (since 2013), of One Eskimo (since 2005), of the Strawbs (2012 - 2014) and of Dido.

    Adam Falkner is a band member of One eskimO. They've toured the US relentlessly for 2 years and have just wrapped up a year of US shows including Coachella and the Mile High festival. Following a tidal wave of radio success, One eskimO's single "Kandi" has been named the #1 AAA song of the year by Billboard's BDS airplay charts, and also won "Song of the Year" at this years FMQB Triple A Conference. One eskimO has played on the Ellen DeGeneres Show three times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

    Their iTunes bonus track "Hi Low And In Between" was named one of the "Best Songs Of 2010" by Amazon.com. They have toured with Tori Amos, Paolo Nutini, Gomez, Faithless, Train, The Script, Lifehouse, Alpha Rev, Colbie Caillat, Bob Schneider, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Tricky, playing in venues such as Radio City in New York, the Chicago Theater and the Greek Theater in LA. They're signed to Shangri La records in LA, and the animation side (which won a British Animation award) has been signed to Warner Premiere. They're managed by ATC (Radiohead/Faithless/Kate Nash). 
Adam plays an unconventional and ever-expanding set-up consisting of a cajon, bass drum, sampler (operated by hands and feet), cymbals, triggers, a melodica, a tambourine and various junk that he's accumulated. They're currently recording their second album.

    Adam has been a session musician for many years, with recent work including being musical director and drummer for Amy Macdonald for nearly four years (4 million albums sold, with many number 1 album and single positions Europe-wide).

    He has also toured extensively, recorded, and performed with such artists as Mark Owen (Take That), Judie Tzuke, Steve Craddock, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Beverley Knight, Candi Staton, Gareth Gates, Emeli Sande, Boy George (in the West End musical, Taboo), Ray Cooper, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Suggs (Madness), Alpha Rev, Girls Aloud, Rushmore, Bailey Tzuke, Kristian Leontiou, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Busted, Kelly Osbourne, JC Chasez, Avril Lavigne, G4, Gabrielle, Hilary Duff, Amy Studt, Toyah, Ana Jonsson, A1, Delta Goodrem, Robert Post and Peter Sarstedt...

     

  • Alexandre Léauthaud


    Accordion player

    Alexandre Léauthaud is a French musician (accordion player) and composer. He was born at Versailles in 1978.

    His introduction to the accordion:

    In the middle of the 1980s, Alexandre's family moved to Savoie in the French Alps. One of his primary school teachers offered to give him accordion lessons after class. His enthusiasm for this instrument, which in a sense was chosen for him, grew as he grew.

     

    His musical training:

    His love for the accordion was a gateway to various schools. First came the André Thépaz institute at Chambéry where he learned what the instrument was capable of managing. He then earned diplomas from the Conservatoire National de Marseille (Accordion), the Centre d'informations musicales in Paris (Orchestration/Arrangement) and the Schola Cantorum (Wind section/Accordion).

     

    His musical career:

    From the age of 14 to 19 he went on accordion courses during the holidays, honing his skills on the streets of Chambéry. Between 1997 and 2000, he cut his teeth each evening with La Guinguette de la Tour Eiffel, which changed name to Guinguette Maxim's when Pierre Cardin took over in 1998.

    In 2000, when touring as an actor, he met Guillaume Cramoisan, the director of Troupe du Phénix, who happened to be looking for an accordion player. This chance encounter led to a watershed moment: after joining the troupe he realised that accompanying the performances was clearly meant for him because it was something he really enjoyed doing. Alongside his Phénix work he played in the group, Fouteurs De Joie, with Christophe Doremus, Nicolas Ducron, Laurent Madiot and Tom Poisson. Five brothers in arms, each with their own artistic strengths and passions.

    Their shows are filled with songs that shift between political, light-hearted, funny and poignant, combining an eclectic and theatrical style of music.

    He was able to further his career as actor/musician by performing in Jésus-la-Caille with Marie Laforêt and Le Médecin malgré lui with Nicolas Ducron.

    In 2004 he helped Tom Poisson with his solo career, co-producing the album Riche à Millions in 2008.

    He has played live and/or in studio sessions with Agnès Bihl, Romain Lemire, Fabien Martin, Niko, Tom Poisson, Eric Fernandez, Michel Jonasz, Art Mengo (on behalf of Lionel Suarez), Dick Annegarn, Souad Massi, Hugues Aufray, Francis Cabrel and many more.

     

  • André Ceccarelli


    Jazz drummer

    Who doesn't know André Ceccarelli, one of the undisputed masters of the battery ? A career with the jazz greats: Louiss Eddy, Maurice Vander, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Toots Thielemans ... Over 1000 registered discs.

    One of the most famous drummers in the world With the release of his solo albums, Ceccarelli in 1978 and Andre Ceccarelli in 1981, André Ceccarelli became one of European jazz's most promising young musicians. Joined by top-ranked jazz and progressive players, including Didier Lockwood, Jannick Top, Christian Escoude, and Francois Jeanneau, and vocalist Alex Ligertwood of the Brian Auger Band and Santana fame, Ceccarelli set the pace for a pair of memorable recordings. Ceccarelli's later work came as a sideman for Sting and Bireli Lagrene. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

    When he was 15, André Ceccarelli was employed with several other musicians to entertain guests at the end-of-week tea dances in the ballroom at the Hôtel Le Royal, Nice on the Promenade des Anglais. It was here that he was spotted by a headhunter who just happened to be Jean Tosan's wife. He was then introduced to Jean-Claude and Gérard Roboly. The brothers, along with André's father, encouraged him to try out with Les Chats Sauvages, a French rock band who had been searching for a new drummer. So in 1962, at the tender age of 16, he started out on his long professional career.

    Nearly two years later, after several tours and 6 EPs/1 LP recorded, he left Les Chats Sauvages in February 1964 to take up the position of drummer with the "Casino du Sporting Club de Monaco" orchestra, a position that his father had earlier filled when Aimé Barelli was the conductor.

    Although he performed with a whole host of variety entertainers, in particular Claude François, in studio and live, he had his sights set on jazz, his dream. He was given the opportunity to play alongside many of the big names, and at the same time, he became a very busy studio musician.

    At the end of the 1960s, he joined trumpeter/arranger, Ivan Jullien, to record the album Synthesis (1978). He also played in the short-lived group, Troc (1972), with Jannick Top and Alex Ligertwood, and recorded on two jazz fusion albums, one between 1972 and 1973 for the Bingow label, and the other for the Carla label in 1977 (with former members of Troc).

    In 1974, he played in Jean-Claude Naude's orchestra and contributed to the album, A New Kind of Band. In 1979, he made a career move to the US, alongside Bunny Brunel and Chick Corea. In 1987, his meeting Dee Dee Bridgewater led to a long, fruitful collaboration.

    In 2000 he founded Trio Sud with Sylvain Luc and Jean-Marc Jafet. Since the 1990s he has recorded albums as band leader. In November 2011 he reformed Troc with Jannick Top (bass), Alex Ligertwood (vocals), Éric Legnini (keyboard) and Claude Engel (guitar).

    André Ceccarelli is the official patron for the Festival Jazz à Toute Heure, which began in 1998 at Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse. He always plays as part of a trio on the first night. He was also special guest at the Nice Jazz Festival in 2013.

     

  • Boris-Clément Sève


    Artist Producer & Director

    Behind the enigmatic name of Ckleris are 4 musicians around the artist and producer Boris-Clément Sève.

    At the first beginning his challenge takes place in Montreal Canada where Boris-Clément collaborates with French artists as writter and musician.


    Named « Nord-Sud » the first EP explores themes like, love, exil and separate in a rock univers songs.
    Available since the 4th of December 2015 this first opus offert with several clips.


    On the melody of the title « Pour Le pire Et Le Meilleur » the band realize the first video clip in augmented reality to brouse in an interactive way thru the videos.


    To illustrate « Les Filles Du Soir » the band choosed to turn towards the esthetic of the experimental cinema of the 70's in a 16mm film, using abandonned reels of that period. IPE Music, partner of the band offering tools support and sharing the news of the band.

    « A progressive Rock music with a note of electro (...) Deep and poignant textes carry by a sensitive and aerial voice. »

    Between Paris and Montreal Ckleris plays in many places for concert in live.

    Members

    • Boris-Clément Seve succeses in violin class of the Conservatoire with a golden medal. Ckleris is a mix from his christian name and his surname. (prononce « Cklerisse »). Ghislain Leclant. He is a composer for films. He composed such music for short films on the 66 and 67th Cannes Film Festival, Category « Short Corner ».
    • Clément Garcin. He formed « Sweet Swing Trio ». He is a teacher of guitar. He plays at the theatre. He is Gerard Philippe's grand son.
    • Jimmy Top. He got the degree from the American School of music. His father Yannick Top worked with Johnny Halliday as an artistic director and bass guitar player for ever 25 years.
    • Alexis Salmiéri. He participated in many recording for Tv and cinema. His father is the famous music arranger Claude Salmieri (M. Berger, F. Gall, Renaud).

     

  • C McDonald


    Pianist, composer, arranger, and producer

    An exceptional talent in a league all his own, he lays claim to a profound musical career spanning nearly 40 years.

    Born in Los Angeles, California on February 24th, to Curtis and Ocie McDonald, Clarence showed an early interest in music.

    Clarence McDonald started playing music at a very young age. McDonald's first instrument was the soprano saxophone followed by the trombone, euphonium, sousaphone and piano. He chose the piano as his primary instrument because he found it to be the most challenging. Both his parents encouraged his early instincts.

    Alma Julia Hightower, a prominent music teacher at the time taught Clarence to play the piano, The combination of early exposure and unconditional support launched the young man on his journey to becoming a great musician, song-writer and producer. By the age of 12, Clarence was playing the piano for Angeles Funeral Home, then located on Jefferson Boulevard and Central Avenue.

    By the age of 16 McDonald was playing at the local nightclub, Memory Lane, accompanying American jazz & gospel singer Lorez Alexandria. On the weekends, he played with the Chico Hamilton Quintet through an invitation from the Musical Director and jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd. McDonald understood the guitar voicing's required for the quartet and was able to play them on the piano. He often worked till dawn, before heading straight to school on Monday mornings.

    Upon graduation from Dorsey High School, he attended Cal State, Los Angeles. He completed his college schooling, graduating with honors in 1964. After college, Clarence was introduced to the art and business of session recording, immediately contributing to some of music's all-time favorite pop tunes, still played today.

    In the early 1960s McDonald began working with the Los Angeles based vocal group called the Hi-Fi's, . He replaced Rex Middleton as the Musical Director. They changed their name to The Vocals and began working with American soul singer Lonnie Sattin. The Vocals, changed their name to "The 5th Dimension" around 1964. Clarence lent his own special groove to classics like "Up Up and Away". While touring, they were contacted to be the opening act for Ray Charles and traveled with Charles in 1964-65.

    In 1966, when his ascent in the music world appeared to anticipate no limit, he was drafted into the United States Army and sent to Vietnam, where he served for two years. His division was sent home on January 7, 1968, the day before the North Vietnamese overran and destroyed their base camp in a takeover known as the infamous "TET offensive". McDonald received an Honorable Discharge and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

    McDonald returned to the music business contributing to thousands of songs as session player. Some of his first sessions were for Motown (Los Angeles) recording with Diana Ross, Gladys Knight & The Pips and The Jackson Five. With commitment, intelligence, generosity and humility, Clarence McDonald's artistry has graced us with some of the most memorable songs of our time.

     

  • Christopher Young


    Composer of film music

    A prolific and versatile composer, Christopher Young has signed more than 100 film scores

    One of the foremost talents in film music today, Golden Globe-nominated composer Christopher Young has scored an impressive number of features in virtually every genre, all with strikingly original music.

    The spine-tingling "Hellraiser" showcases the composer's seminal upbringing in horror; the new-techno sound of "Swordfish" displays his versatility; the resonant, genuine Celtic sounds of "The Shipping News" display his attention to detail; to the heart-pounding rhythms of "Spider-Man 3" are all evidence of his willingness to experiment. These scores are among the nearly 100 films that embody the work of this prolific composer. 

     

  • Claude Salmiéri


    Drummer - Pianist - Composer

    Salmiéri Claude is one of our most talented and famous French drummers unusual course.
    • MAGMA with Christian Vander
    • has participated on albums with artists as prestigious as Ray Charles, Don Cherry and Marvin Gaye.
    • has participated in some of the most well known comedy musicals such as Starmania, Tycoon and The Hunchback of Notre Dame de Paris.
    • has accompanied many French and international stars such as Larry Carlton and Robben Ford.
    • is currently putting together his own trio, the Jazz Light Night and is creating his own production label, BULLDOG MUSIC and producing young artists.

     

  • Clément Garcin


    Guitarist

    Before listening to music, have a chance to meet Clement Garcin , this young musician 25 years , even at the turn of chance, will not leave you indifferent . On the contrary ... One could almost write and say meet Clement Garcin : "It's like remembering " ... What ? Whose ? We do not know.

    Before you've even had the opportunity to listen to his music, you may be lucky enough to meet a young Clément Garcin, and it may be just a chance meeting, but the occasion will not be forgettable. If anything, it will be unforgettable. You could almost write or say about your time with Clément Garcin that it was "like recalling the past". But what and who, exactly, it's hard to tell.

    One thing for sure though is that when you are with him, and no doubt at an unconscious level, there comes a vague sense of reminiscence, carried along by that common factor, that inexplicable something that makes us act a certain way when we are in front of a person of greatness.

    So you want to find out more. And then all of a sudden it dawns on you.

    The person standing there is none other than Gérard Philipe's grandson, the same Gérard Philipe who was an iconic French actor in the 1940s/1950s. It is not difficult to see the physical resemblance, but it's more the intelligence of the performer and a mutual respect for art that have given grandson and grandfather a common destiny.

    They share the same modesty, so that even if we imagine them blessed by God at birth, they don't actually notice. They doubt their talents; they work hard; they search for direction. And Clément has chosen music.

    Boasting a diploma with honours from the Music Académie International (MAI) at Nancy, Clément Garcin returned to Paris to pursue his studies with renowned teachers such as Emil Spanyi, Misja F. Michel, Serge Krief and Boulou Ferré. Being both a lover of the guitar and a lover of jazz, he founded 'Sweet Swing Trio', a group with whom he regularly tours France. He has also played in 'Edith, Marilyn, Simone and Montand', Hélène Arden's musical show, and has accompanied numerous stars from a whole range of musical backgrounds, such as Frédéric Belinsky, Thierry Cojan, Sarah Lancman, Gérard Holtz, Claude Salmiéri and Boulou Ferre.

    Alongside this he has co-composed and recorded the likes of the score for 'Communication moderne', a short film, and has produced and recorded for other musicians, for example, on 'A deux faces', the album by Joshua Lawrence. Clément Garcon's passion for music has naturally brought him to Prodipe, the least expensive of the leading brands, and the brand that has pushed for more reasonable prices over the years in a bid to support musicians everywhere. If the one has 'made it', the other is on the 'right track'. To be continued.